How to choose wine to the table? Tips & Tricks

As a rule, describing wine, its manufacturers do not skimp on compliments, often appropriating even not to himself an outstanding drink of quality that he does not always possess. In the same time a customer choosing a bottle of wine is unable to evaluate it locally bouquet and taste, and forced to trust what is written on the label. Exist a number of characteristics, understanding which are much easier choose wine.

About what you need to pay attention in the first place and how to choose the right wine, and we will go further.

Wine color

All wines are divided by color into red, white and pink. Bottles are usually made of clear glass, therefore, there is no difficulty in determining color. Also he must be indicated on the label, however in different countries the colors are called differently.

Red

White

Pink

France

Red

White

Rose

Italy

Red

White

Pink

Spain

Red

White

Pink

Germany

red wine

White wine

Rosee

Great Britain

Net

White

Pink

Carbon dioxide in wine

Everything is simple here: there are "quiet" wine, most of them, and they have virtually no carbon dioxide. "Sparkling wine (champagne) on the contrary, are specially saturated with carbon dioxide, thanks natural fermentation.

Wine quality level

In European countries accepted own quality categories that directly affect the price of wine. Than the higher the category, the more expensive the bottle. However, as in countries of the former USSR, all wines were initially divided into ordinary (table) and vintage.

Vintage

Ordinary

France

Designation Origin Control

Vin de Delimite de Qualite   Higher

Country Wine

Table wine

Italy

Designation of Origin   Controlled and Guaranteed

Designation of Origin   Controlled

Geographical indication   Typical

Table wine

Spain

Appellation of origin   Qualified

Appellation of origin

Wine of the Earth (Wine   local)

Table wine

Portugal

Denomination of Origin   Subsidiary

Indication of Province   Regulated

Regional Wine

Table wine

Germany

Qualitatswein mit   blaze

Quality wine certain   Cultivation areas

Landwein

Table wine

Alcohol content

Depending on the content alcohol, wines are divided into “fortified” (from 18% to 23% alcohol) and “natural” fermentation "(less than 18% alcohol).